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Old 2nd May 2006, 10:56 PM
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Post Unofficial FAQ Updated for Fedora Core 5!

Hi! Hello! Good day! :-) The Unofficial Fedora FAQ has been updated for Fedora Core 5!

This was a HUGE update, which involved re-writing the instructions for almost every question!

But now we have working instructions for yum, nVidia cards, ATI cards, NTFS drives, and much, much more.

In addition, I added two totally new questions:

- How can I help out the Fedora Project?
and
- How do I play DVDs in Fedora?

As always, I really like your feedback! Feel free to send me your contributions!

-Max
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Old 3rd May 2006, 10:48 AM
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i'd forgotten about fedorafaq, moved to using stanton-finley now.
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Old 3rd May 2006, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Avatraxiom
Hi! Hello! Good day! :-) The Unofficial Fedora FAQ has been updated for Fedora Core 5!

This was a HUGE update, which involved re-writing the instructions for almost every question!

But now we have working instructions for yum, nVidia cards, ATI cards, NTFS drives, and much, much more.

In addition, I added two totally new questions:

- How can I help out the Fedora Project?
and
- How do I play DVDs in Fedora?

As always, I really like your feedback! Feel free to send me your contributions!

-Max
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Old 3rd May 2006, 05:37 PM
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WooHoo, thanks Max!
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Old 3rd May 2006, 07:58 PM
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Dear Max,

Thanks for your continuing efforts in providing the Unofficial Fedora FAQ.

I notice that the official release notes for FC5 refer indirectly to http://www.city-fan.org/tips/JpackageJava as the approved method of installing proprietary Java. Is there any reason why you don't use jpackage?

All the best,

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Old 3rd May 2006, 10:18 PM
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Is there any reason why you don't use jpackage?
Hey Tim. I do use JPackage.

And everybody else: Thanks! :-) I'm glad the update's out, too. :-)

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Old 3rd May 2006, 10:36 PM
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About NTFS do not forget to give a link to
http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/
the first (and only AFAIK) read and write driver for NTFS.
I saw it working (not in my system ) so it can be a good idea.
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Old 4th May 2006, 02:11 AM
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About NTFS do not forget to give a link to
http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/
the first (and only AFAIK) read and write driver for NTFS.
I saw it working (not in my system ) so it can be a good idea.
I used to have a link to captive until somebody pointed out to me that it hasn't been maintained in a long time and pretty much entirely no longer works with any modern kernel. And it's likely to trash your FS, even if you did get it working in a modern kernel.

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Old 3rd May 2006, 10:34 PM
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Dear Max,

Sorry, I see that you do - my eyesight isn't what it was! Might it be an idea to mention the alternatives command and to point out that installing the Java browser plugin is optional?

All the best,

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Old 4th May 2006, 02:10 AM
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Sorry, I see that you do - my eyesight isn't what it was! Might it be an idea to mention the alternatives command and to point out that installing the Java browser plugin is optional?
Hey Tim. I think that step does mention that it's just enabling Java for the web browser. And I can't imagine any non-technical user who wouldn't want to do that. Most people who would want to disable it would realize just to not do that step, I think. :-)

As far as alternatives goes, I think it's a useful thing for technical users to know. But then, I don't really think "How do I switch back to GCJ" is particularly a FAQ, and people who want to know could probably find the answer pretty easily at various points on the Internet.

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Old 4th May 2006, 08:16 PM
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Dear Max,

Thanks for explaining your reasoning. The unofficial FAQ is a great resource. Thanks for producing and maintaining it.

All the best,

Tim.
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Old 5th May 2006, 01:04 AM
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Thanks for explaining your reasoning. The unofficial FAQ is a great resource. Thanks for producing and maintaining it.
Hey Tim. You're welcome! :-)

I'm always happy to help.

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Old 7th May 2006, 11:18 PM
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Hey Tim. You're welcome! :-)

I'm always happy to help.

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I agree with Tim!
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Old 3rd May 2006, 10:59 PM
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From the FAQ How to install Java.
Quote:
# Make sure the "rpm-build" package is installed:

yum install rpm-build
# Move the JDK to the RPM Building "sources" directory:

mv Desktop/jdk-* /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/
A better alternative is to install fedora-rpmdevtools so you can build rpmbuild directory inside your home folder with this command
Code:
fedora-buildtree
. That saves the process to log as root. The FAQ should add that method.

Addendum:

- install fedora-rpmdevtools with this command
Code:
yum install fedora-rpmdevtools
- inside your home folder ($home), type the command fedora-buildtree to create a rpmbuild folder. It comes BUILD, SOURCES, SPEC, RPMS and SRPMS. so user will know where to put file in logical way.
- Download Sun's Java Software Development Kit Version 5.0 Update 6 inside $home/SOURCES
- Download JPackage Java 1.5.0.06 Source RPM inside $home/SRPMS
- Go to $home/SRPMS to rebuild Jpackage source rpm.
- Do
Code:
yum -y localinstall Java*.rpm
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